Ari Bendersky

Ari Bendersky is a Chicago-based lifestyle journalist specializing in food, wine, spirits, travel, wellness and cannabis, and is the co-host of the Overserved podcast. His work has appeared in the New York Times, WSJ Magazine, Men's Journal, AFAR, Rolling Stone and more.

All Articles From Ari Bendersky

How Chicago’s Best Bars Are Perfecting the Takeout Cocktail

A list of 10 great offerings that take advantage of Chicago’s newest drinking law

Diaz Brothers Agave Is Bringing Small-Batch Mezcal to Chicago

The brand launched with four expressions, including a collaboration with Dark Matter Coffee

Despite High Sales, COVID-19 Has Taken a Toll on California’s Independent Wineries

Though the industry at large has fared better than most, smaller vintners face an uphill battle for survival

The Maker of Chicago’s Infamous Malört Just Released a Whiskey

Jeppson’s Bourbon is a milder, more palatable alternative to their herbaceous flagship

What Happens to Chicago's Farmers — and Their Markets — During a Pandemic?

With the help of local nonprofits, things are going virtual in a hurry

How to Turn a Whiskey Distillery Into a Hand Sanitizer Factory

Chicago’s Koval Distillery explain how they pivoted their production at the drop of a hat

America's Best Restaurants Are Turning Into Relief Centers for Hospitality Workers

Chef Edward Lee is leading the charge to keep food on the tables of the millions who work in hospitality

Chicago Restaurants Are Turning to Philanthropy to Help Staff, Community

With legislators slow to react, some of the city's best eateries are taking matters into their own hands